MiMail worm uses ZIP files to rampage across corporations

A NEW variant of the MiMail worm family, version C, is proliferating across the world, according to security firm iDefense. MiMail.C has a DDoS component to attack DarkProfits domains and there's likely to be increased activity on Port 80, according to Ken Dunham a security officer at the firm.

He says it's dangerous for corporation, many of which allow people to transfer ZIP files to each other using email. That means, he says, that MiMail.C "has the upper hand when infiltrating networks configured to allow ZIP attachments".

Anti-viral programs should be tweaked to check compressved archives, he warns. But some AV progs might experience difficulties scanning such archives. There is a free removal tool. The EXE file can be found at Bit Defender, Dunham said.

Download: free removal tool

News source: The Inq

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